Kevin Pietersen’s wish for an England recall is doubtful to come true any time soon, according to James Whitaker, ECB selector who says Kevin Pietersen is not part of his plans.
The hard-hitter middle-order batsman, fired in 2014, said he would “do anything” to recoup his position when he talked to BBC radio on Wednesday, a few hours before England`s team for next month`s tour to the West Indies was declared.
James said told Sky Sports after declaring his 16 strong group that they have not had discussions at all about Kevin. This last one year they have been successfully reconstructing the test team and he is not part of their plans. They have produced some good middle-order players with Joe Root, Gary Ballance and Ian Bell continuing to perform well so they are happy with where they are in the middle order.
Kevin Pietersen, who scored 8,181 runs in 104 tests for England, will play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) next month although media reports suggest he is close to joining a county side for the upcoming season.
Kevin Pietersen added that he would love to get county runs. He also said that if he can do anything that can help him get back into it for England then it is something he wants to do. He loves playing for England.
Pietersen was given new expectation of a recall at the start of this month when Colin Graves, new England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman said he might have a chance of getting back if he resumed his county career.